Before the arrival of Bridgerton to Netflix, the great success of the platform was The Witcher. The series, based on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, stars Henry Cavill and follows the life of Geralt of Rivia. And, a single season of eight episodes was enough for the streaming giant to see a renewal for a second part feasible.
That is why, after overcoming various obstacles, including the COVID 19 pandemic, on December 17, the platform will add to its catalog The Witcher 2. The new edition will also consist of eight episodes and will come with “new stories, new monsters and much more mayhem”. For this reason, it is expected that, for these chapters, some 76 million viewings will also be reached as the first time.
Nevertheless, The Witcher It has so many fans that, even though season two has yet to be released, many are already looking forward to a third. So much so that the showrunner of the series, Lauren S. Hissrich, explained what has to happen for Netflix to give them the green light for a third edition. In a virtual interview for The Television Critics Association he also announced that he is not working on a new script yet.
“There was no formal renovation. In fact, right now my focus is on season 2. We are going to release on December 17th and there is still a lot of work to be done in post production, which is why I spend it traveling between Los Angeles and London. And that’s honestly where our focus is right now because we need a great season 2 if we have the desire to have a season 3.”Were Hissrich’s words.
Everything that has to happen for The Witcher 3 to exist:
Although the words of the showrunner of the series are clear, there are several factors that imply a “great season”, as she herself said. The first thing that Netflix would take into account is the cost of the series since, for edition number two it was much higher than for the first. As it turned out, the platform provided between 70 and 80 million dollars for the production, while Henry Cavill took 400,000 dollars per episode.
Likewise, the reviews that the second part receives are a key factor to renew. The streaming giant always stressed that, according to the audience, there is the decision of a new season. It is that, on this they are based to know if the series deserves a new investment as ambitious as the first two seasons. So, based on this, there are still a few long months to know if it will actually exist The Witcher 3.
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